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MISSING PERSON • David Gipson Smith • Woodbine, Maryland • 28 Years Old

MISSING PERSON • David Gipson Smith • Woodbine, Maryland • 28 Years Old

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WOODBINE — The Howard County Police Department is asking for the local public’s assistance in locating missing 28 year old David Gipson Smith out of the Woodbine, Maryland area.

David of Pilesgrove, New Jersey, was last seen on August 6, 2017 in the Woodbine area while visiting Maryland. His family contacted police August 12th to report that David had not returned home or reported to work after coming to Maryland on August  5th to visit a friend.


The family reported that it was unusual for David to be out of contact for an extended period of time and that they were concerned for his welfare. They told police they believed a friend had dropped Smith off in the general area of the 2000 block of Woodbine Road on August 6th.

Police responded to the area in Woodbine and initiated a search. Police and fire personnel have conducted land and air searches for David in woods around the area, and conducted a search of a nearby pond. Officers have canvassed the surrounding area and have spoken with local residents, but there have been no sightings of David or indications of his whereabouts.

Investigators have checked with local hospitals and shelters in the search for David. They have interviewed his friends and family, and confirmed that no one has been in contact with him. Due to the duration of his absence, police are concerned for his welfare.

Police do not have a clothing description.

David is described as:

• GENDER: Male.
• HAIR: Dark blonde.
• EYES: Dark brown.
• HEIGHT: 6 feet 4 inches.
• WEIGHT: 230 pounds.
• OTHER: David has gauged earrings, facial hair and tattoo’s on his chest, torso, sides and upper arms.

David Gipson Smith
David Gipson Smith
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If you have any information in regards to David’s whereabouts, you are being asked to contact the Howard County Police Department at 410-313-7867 or 911 immediately. You may also send an email to HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov




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4 comments on this report

  • Terri Humes
    August 17, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Why would the friend drop him off on a road that’s nothing but trees on it ?

  • August 18, 2017 at 1:54 am

    That road is not far from the route 144 & route I-70 area. The 2000 block of Woodbine Rd. is mostly residential farm/farmettes & some thick woods. Is there any volunteer searching being done or scheduled?

  • August 30, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    To David’s parents & family :

    I am praying for you all; and hope that David comes home safely and unharmed!
    I will continue to pray. Please know that you all are in my thoughts.
    Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you need anything!
    I will share this report with my friends, family, and fiance. I know they will help spread the word and I know in my heart that they will pray and hope that David is home safe and unharmed!


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